[CentOS] Change from Root

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 16:04:56 UTC 2009


Victor Subervi wrote:
> What I was interested in doing was to make it impossible for root to 
> login directly, but rather enable other users to login and then su to 
> root. So I edited /etc/ssh/sshd_config to read:
> #PermitRootLogin no
> (It was the dir I didn't know.) It initially said "yes", but it was and 
> is commented. How is it that I then and still can login directly as 
> root? Is reboot necessary?

It's not going to have any effect unless you remove the # sign.  You 
don't need to reboot, but do a 'service sshd restart'.

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com



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